Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Snow, Colder Tonight and Thursday Join the Goodfellows Club NOW NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 16 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 9, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Catholic Nun Struck by Car Dies Goodfellows Fund 26% Behind '52 Contributions to the Goodfellows fund are lagging 26 per cent be- hind la.st year. If the contributions continue to lag at such a rate, more than 200 needy Winona children will have to j face the winter without warm clothing. Goodfellows workers to- day appealed to everyone in Wi- nona and the surrounding area to contribute as much as they can to this important Christmas fund. The children clothed by the Goodfellows depend entirely upon this organization for warm winter clothing, since most of the other welfare agencies furnish only rent, food and fuel to needy families. In many families the father works but earns only enough to pay for bare essentials. He just doesn't have the money to buy warm clothes for his children. Clothing costs more. Individuals and organizations which gave S10 last year should increase the amount this year. Many people and business firms may plan to contribute later, but Goodfellows workers urge them to do it now. It is difficult for the workers to plan their purchasing in advance if they don't have a good indication of how much money will be contributed. Help make Christmas a joyful time of the year for Winona's needy children. Help put sturdy shoes on the feet of a little child or a warm coat on his back. Send or bring your contribution to the Goodfellows in care of The Repub- lican-Herald. Be a Goodfellow. NOW! Be a Goodfellow Following is a list of contribu- tions to the Goodfellows fund to date: Previously Msgr. Tiirney 10.00 Bold Eisenhower Bid for Peace Cheered President Dwight Eisenhower addressed the U.N. General As- sembly Tuesday and proposed that Russia and other atomic powers immediately create an international agency to develop peaceful uses of the atom. Seated behind the President were, left to right, Dag Hammarskjold, secretary-general of the U.N.; Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, president of the General Assembly, and Andrew Cordier, assistant secretary-general. (AP Photo) Sandra O'Dea l.OD Mrs. F, S. James..... 2.00 Winona Fire Fighters Ass'n................ 10.00 S. K. Bergseth, Rush- ford................. 2.00 John and Chuck, Mabel, Minn................ 2.IM Winona Athletic Club, Inc., Auxiliary...... S.DO A Friend.............. 1.00 Another Friend 1.00 Brozik'i Meat Market. 10.00 Fraternal Order of Eagles S.OO Mr. and Mrs. William Christensen 25.00 Watkins Office em- ployes 50.00 Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Olson 2.00 A-Bomb Stockpile In the Thousands By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON Eisenhower says the U.S. stockpile of atomic weapons is increasing "daily." In 1946 one test of two bombs was believed to have consumed what was then the whole stockpile. Just what did the President mean to imply by the necessarily guarded language he used yester- day about the stockpile in his United Nations speech? Is the increase a weapon a day? A fraction of a weapon a day? Sev- eral weapons a day? That infor- mation, of course, is top secret. But here are some materials for thought: i 1. The United States stockpile is believed to have passed the mark some time ago, perhaps soon after the outbreak of the Korean War gave impetus to the produc- tion program. And atomic energy officials have said publicly that the rate of production, as well as the total produced, was due to in- crease. Had Few at Test 2. When in 1946 the United States exploded two test bombs at Bikini Atoll they were understood to be the only two finished weapons in existence. j That was a year after the world's first nuclear fission explosion had occurred in the Alamogordo, N. M., reservation and two others had been used on Hiroshima and Naga- saki. I The President spoke in "the PANMUNJOM S, envoy language of atomic warfare" when Arthur H. Dean threatened today i he made his urgent plea for peace: Total............. Dean Threatens To Break Off Korean Talks Decision on Atomic Plan Up to Russia By JOHN M. HiGHTOWER UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.. President Eisenhower's bold new proposals for an international atomic energy pool put squarely up to Russia today a fateful de- cision.-, .on...cooperation with the West. Andrei Vishinsky, chief Soviet delegate to the United Nations, said "it is necessary to study" the President's proposal. U. N. diplomats declared that a favor- able Soviet response could greatly advance prospects for eventual control of the a re- jection would further harden the East-West deadlock on this issue. Eisenhower, fresh from the Ber- atomic energy agency to which Sp0nsibility" of qualified nations would contribute participation in atomic material for peaceful pur-1 atomic agency. poses. to break off the tottering prelim- inary Korean peace talks unless Of a hydrogen weapon with the force of millions of tons of explod- progress is made in a reasonable time and meanwhile, the Allied atomic bombs 25 times ing TNT. delegation prepared to head home j mightier than the missiles "with for Christmas. I which the atomic dawned" "It is apparent that the Ameri- only eight years thus un- can delegation will be out of here leashing energy equivalent before Dee. one high source I half-million tons of TNT. to a New Yorkers Catch Up on Back Reading NEW YORK were back on the stands today for millions of New Yorkers. The full quota of afternoon and morning newspapers was published for the first time since being halted 12 days ago by a photo-engravers strike' that ended late yesterday. "We're Glad To See You With 11 Days of said the after- noon Journal-American in its lead- ing headline. The World-Telegram Sun printed a normal first page except for one story devoted to a sum- mary of news events that occurred during the strike. "As We Were Saying said the Post in its biggest headline. Like the others, it had an exten- sive 11 days news summary. "Hello, Glad To See You said the morning News in a bannerj headline at the top of page one as j instead, it calls for creation of Congress May Be Unwilling to Yield Secrets Will Demand Foolproof World Inspection Plan By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Ei- senhower's proposal for an inter- national sharing of atomic energy knowledge and materials for non- military uses was cheered by many lawmakers today as a bold stroke for peace. But at the same time doubts were voiced that Congress would give its approval for any con- tributions to a United Nations atomic agency unless there was advance agreement on foolproof international inspection within participating nations. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson a member of the Senate-House Atomic. Energy Committee, said in an interview he doubts the U.N. is in any position to exercise nec- essary controls over atomic energy information. He said the U.N. cer- tainly couldn't be counted upon to prevent or control atomic warfare. Asks Full Safeguard Sen. Knowland of California, Re- publican floor leader and also a member of the Senate-House atomic committee, said he fears the President's proposal would be workable only if "full safeguards are established to make certain that we are not converting from weapons to power plants while the Soviet Union was busily engaged in stockpiling weapons." Knowland added, however, he regards the President's speech as a far-reaching proposal. He said Russia's reaction "may finally demonstrate whether or not that government is bent on ag- gression when they have built up their atomic capabilities and stock- piles." Similarly, Rep. Arends (R-I11) said the Eisenhower proposal "pro- muda conference, where he got j vides soviet Russia" with an op- the backing of Prime Minister portunity to demonstrate to the :hurchffl and French Premier j worjd at iarge peacefui jn. Laniel for his action, told the U.N. tentions she has professed so General Assembly late yesterday Often the United States was ready to I Rep Durham (D-NC) said he pin immediately in secret talks thinks it will be long time be_ on setting up an international fore Congress will take the re- authorizing U.S. an international Cashier E. L. Peters and Mrs. Patricia Doffing, a teller, are able to smile after giving up but from the First National Bank at Cannon Falls, Minn., Tuesday to an unmasked gunman after he presented a holdup note. (AP Photo) Cannon Falls Bank, Rutledge Municipal Liquor Store Robbed But he said Russia would have j Congress that it is not some form to be one of the participating a forejgn giveaway tions. He did not name other na- j Durnam, tions, but it was learned he con- siders Britain, which produces atomic materials, and Australia, South Africa, Canada and Belgium, which produce uranium, the raw source material, also should be included. The revolutionary nature of the President's thing that made many U. N. delegates think it just might prove accept- able to that it would not require prior agreement on an acceptable system of international inspection of atomic plants in all countries because it avoids for the moment the whole question of elimination of atomic arms. atomic energy committee. Another member, Rep. Hinsbaw commented: "This is an Stolen Eau Claire Plates Used on Bandit's Auto By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bandits were active in Minne- sota late Tuesday and early today An unmasked gunman robbec the First National Bank at Can- non Falls at at 3 p.m. day and two thugs held up a mu- nicipal liquor store at Rutledge, Minn., at 1 a.m. today. One of the robberies was linked with a kidnaping at Eau Claire, Saturday night. The license plates used in the bank bandit's car were stolen from an Eau Claire car. Cashier Prevents Bigger Bank Loss CANNON FALLS, Minn. UP! "This is a stickup don't be a hero just put the money in this bag." That note, enforced by what ap- peared to be a .38 calibre pistol got exactly for an unmask- ed bandit who held up the First National Bank here just before the ,3 p. m. closing time Tuesday, member of the j sherm Lenus of Goodhue "It will not be easy to convince act of great statesmanship and ]oss Tafcen In Legion Club At Chisholm CHISHOLM, operating burglars blew open a safe in the Chisholm Service- men's Center and took between and without leav- ing a clue. The safe crackers entered the building Tuesday night by re- moving a sidewalk manhole cover and sliding down a coal chute into the basement. They took the stairs to the second- floor club, operated by the Chisholm American Legion post. Russia Asked to Discuss Future of Germany, Austria saved a much greater possible! WASHINGTON Wl The Big County said only the quick think ing of E. L. Peters, the cashier, and proposals with interest and woult it resumed publication. a practical operating body under "Strike Ends. Here's Your Mir- i the banner of the U. N. which was the banner line signaling! would engage in strictly peaceful said. "Our boys are packing." Of the long string of atomic ex- f. _ j Wic lUliP, JU.iue W. a Lijiniv t..i.- Communist insistence on Russia j plosions produced by the United attending the peace conference as a neutral observer rather than as a voting participant has stale- mated negotiations to arrange the peace talks. Dean told the Reds he would not be bullied into accepting Rus- sia as a neutral and warned that he would continue the negotiations only as long as there is a "reason- able chance" of success. He said he had full authority from the 17 Alllied nations he re- presents to walk cut whenever he feels there is no chance of reaching agreement. Meanwhile, another 30 South Ko- rean war prisoners who refused j repatriation un a n i m o us 1 y re- affirmed their decision to remain under Communist rule. Allied explainers have talked with 220 ROK prisoners without getting a single one to change his mind. Thirty of the 108 re- maining to be interviewed will be called up Thursday. When the South Koreans are completed early next week, 22 Americans and 1 Briton who stayed with the Communists will appear before Allied explainers. One high American officer has predicted that five or six of the Americans will decide to return home. States, which once worried over the scarcity of nuclear material. probably with the counsel of an anxious Prime Min- ister put those thoughts into the speech. He used the yardstick of the great war in measure the which he fought to power the United the Mirror's return. The News and Mirror ran sum- maries of what had happened in their comic strips and picked up with the current strips. The Journal-American called upon its readers to "catch up on the comics you missed" with a double portion starting with the comic strips for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. AFL photo-engravers and pub- (Continued on Page 17, Column 2.) DECISION ON Grand Jury Called In Deputy Slaying ANOKA, Minn. UP) Anoka Coun- States now holds. He said: pile of atomic weapons, which, of i appointment of a fact-finding panel course, increases daily, exceeds by j to determine if the award should 'be greater. Strike leaders said the formula set a pattern for many times the explosive equiv- alent of the total of all bombs and all shells that came from every plane and every gun in every thea- ter of war through all the years of World War II." 42 Test Blasts He said 42 test explosions have occurred since the historic Alamo- gordo shot July 16, 1945. That meant a grand total of 45 explo- sions have been set off by this country. Of the total, there have been these: The original test in. New Mexico; two dropped on Ja- pan; two fired in "Operation Crossroads" at Bikini; 31 shots a the Las Vegas, N. M., proving ground for small and intermediate explosions: nine at Eniwetok in the Marshall Island group of the mid- Pacific. charge against William Anderson, Minneapolis, in the slaying of Deputy Sheriff Ernest Zettergren. County Attorney Robert Johnson said that if the grand jury returned an indictment, it would replace State Highway Dept. To Have New Home ST. PAUL W) Gov. Anderson today announced signing of a contract with Ellerbe and Co., St. Paul architectural firm, to prepare plans for a proposed state high- way department building. The building is to be built in the state capitol group, southwest of the state office building, and is to conform in style to1 other buildings in the group. I plaint filed against Anderson Tues- day night by Sheriff Mike Auspos. Auspos said Anderson told him he wanted to plead guilty "and get it over with as fast as pos- sible." The sheriff also reported that John Vagovich, 46, Anderson's brother-in-law, had been released after lengthy questioning. A truck driver, Vagovich was taken into custody Monday night at Duluth after officers learned that Ander- son had spent some time at the Vagovich home before the .shooting might serve to break the deadlock which seems to have settled over the world. I believe that the com mittee and Congress would listen to his plans the greatest enact them into law." Hoover Pleased Former President Hoover de clared: "President Eisenhower has made a proposal of great nobility I pray it may be accepted by al the Sen. Hickenlooper a member of the atomic energy com- mittee, said at Waterloo, Iowa that the speech "may be one of the greatest contributions to tne Three Western powers have form- future of a free and peaceful and he added: "The Soviets now have the opportunity to prove whether they want peace and human progress or con- fusion, fear and conquest." Sen. Dworshak (R-Idaho) said Eisenhower's proposal will have to stand or fall on "positive ac- merely an on the part "'of Soviet Russia to establish good faith and guarantee full cooperation and compliance." Rep. W, Sterling Cole chairman of Senate-House atomic committee, said he hopes the President's proposals will get "prompt qnd favorable considera- tion" by that group. 'President Eisenhower has pointed the way toward making this second decade of the atomic era one in which man's inventive genius can be directed to the diminution of human misery, the abolition of want and the banish- ment of Cole declared. Termed Timely Sen Gillette (D-Iowa) called Eisenhower's proposals "timely and very forward-looking." Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) said they were "worth the most serious consideration by all great powers." Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) said Ei- senhower's suggestion is good be- cause it will demonstrate to the early Monday. Officers completely world whether Russia is willing cleared Vagovich of any complicity in Anderson's foray. to agree to any workable plan for atomic developments. After he had been handed the! ally asked Russia-to discuss the holdup note by Mrs. Greg Duffing, i future of Germany and Austria a teller, Peters scooped some bills at a meeting in Berlin next month. out of the and bill compart- ments of a drawer together with some change and put it into the bag the man held. Mrs. Duffing had summoned Peters from his nearbv office On the record, they neither en- Driver Held Blameless in Sister's Death Broadway Accident Causes Fatal Injuries To Convent Resident By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Stiff Writer A Catholic nun died at the Wi- nona General Hospital this morn- ing, 12 hours after she was in- jured critically when she wai struck by a car on East Broadway'. The death of Sister Ann Marie, 68, Cotter Convent, 102 E. 5th St., raised the city's 1953 traffic toll to six and was the llth death from traffic in the county thus far this year. Sister Ann Marie suffered multi- ple fractures of the left leg and right hip, head and internal injur- ies at p.m. Tuesday when she stepped into the path of a car driv- en by Mrs. Bernard Sheridan, 40, 422 S. Baker St., near the East Broadway-Lafayette street inter- section. She was conscious when she taken in an ambulance to the Wi- nona General Hospital where emer- gency treatment was administered but she died at a.m. today. No Charge Filed Chief of Police A. J. Bingold said that no charge, would be filed against the driver and added that a routine investigation of the mis- bap is being made. Coineidentally, it wis just year ago, to the day, since a traffic accident on East Broad- way claimed another victim. It was on Dec.'9, 1952, that 8- year-old Frederick Rose, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rose, 667 E. Broadway, was injured fatally when he was struck by a car as he crossed the street near his home. His brother, John, 6, was in- jured critically in the same mis- hap. Last night's accident occurred while Sister Ann Marie and several other members of the Order of St. Francis were returning to the con- vent after attending the Cotter High School-Lewiston High School basketball game at the Catholic Recreational Center. Two Witnesses Among her companions who wit- nessed the mishap were Sisters M. Alcantara and.M. Avila. The others said that they were walking north on Lafayette street, less than two blocks from the cen- ter, when they approached the Broadway intersection. "As we came to one of the group explained, "we noticed i westbound car approaching. "We said, 'We'd better wait for his car to she continued, 'and we stood there at the curb. Sister apparently did not hear this and didn't notice the car because she stepped out into the street." The accident victim continued >art way across the street and it is believed that she might have be- come uncertain as to what to do when she finally noticed the on- coming car so near. Observed Too Late Mr.s. Sheridan told police that couraged nor shut off the possibil-1 she was driving west on Broadway ity of a later session to include at not more than 20 miles an hour China 'l and did not see the nun, dressed Notes to the Kremlin from Wash- iin her dark.garb, until the pedes- ington. London and Paris were I trian was directly in front of her Mrs her hrakps rak" where he was in the process of made public last night They sug counting out in currency, gested, as had been learned un- o. "He was just as nervous as we officially a day earlier, that the r Peters said. He described Big Four talks open Jan. 4. an unsuccessful effort to avoid the man as about 30 and said he j suggested location: A building for- had noticed him in the bank a 1 merly used by the Allied Contro Th? 6 day or two earlier. During the hold- 1 Council in Berlin's American sec up he wore a leather jacket, tan tor. trousers, light shirt and a tan hat. He fled in a dark green 1953 Pontiac with Wisconsin license plates numbered Olson said the car had beeu stolen in Eau Claire, Wis. on Dec. 3. At Eau Claire, officers said description of the bank robber closely matched that of the gun- man who abducted Mr. and Mrs. er of the car, however, and was hurled to the .side of the street by group This government employed a 200- !fte force of impactl word note, moderately phrased, to Distances Check reply to the message i otner members of O.._r from Moscow proposing the early went immediately to her assistance Berlin meeting of the Big Fourjand the Rt Rev. Josepn F. Hale< foreign ministers. The Soviet also j pastor of tne cathedral of the Sac- reiterated a desire for Big Five red Hearti and the Rev. Harold talks, including China, and again j Djttjnan headmaster at Cotter assailed Western European de- fense plans as increasing "threat (Continued on Page 20, Column a new world ROBBERY WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and this afternoon and tonight, windy and colder. Thursday mostly cloudy with occasional snow flurries and colder. Low tonight 18, high Thurs- day 32. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today Maximum, 36; minimum, 27; noon, 29; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. -temp. 33 at p.m. Tuesday, low 28 degrees at a.m. today. Noon 9, overcast at feet, visibility 5 miles. The wind is from the lorth at 10 miles per hour, the larometer falling at 29.93 and the umidity is 71 per cent. As for talks with China, the U.S. reply said najor progress toward Gorman unification and an Aus< trian peace treaty "will contrib- ute to the solution of other major international problens." BUY SEALS High School, arrived at the acci- dent scene a few moments later to administer to the critically in- jured nun awaiting the arrival of an ambulance. Measurements made by Patrol- men Isadore Wieczorek and Paul (Continued on Page 20, Column 2) NUN Anderson Attending Washington Confabs ST. PAUL m Anderson flew to Washington today for a three-day round of conferences and meetings. During bis stay he will visit the Pentagon to discuss Minnesota National Guard matters, attend a highway financing meeting, be the of honor at a reception given jy former Mirinesotans now living in Washington, and possibly have conference with President Eisen- hower, The governor was accompanied by his secretary, James Faber and Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Nelson State adjutant general.